Potential benefits of plant diversity on vegetated roofs: a literature review.

@article{CookPatton2012PotentialBO,
  title={Potential benefits of plant diversity on vegetated roofs: a literature review.},
  author={Susan C. Cook-Patton and Taryn L. Bauerle},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2012},
  volume={106},
  pages={85-92}
}
Although vegetated green roofs can be difficult to establish and maintain, they are an increasingly popular method for mitigating the negative environmental impacts of urbanization. Most green roof development has focused on maximizing green roof performance by planting one or a few drought-tolerant species. We present an alternative approach, which recognizes green roofs as dynamic ecosystems and employs a diversity of species. We draw links between the ecological and green roof literature to… CONTINUE READING
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